ANGELES, CA / January 3, 2015 --- Josephine Roberto, also known as
Banig is ready to hit the dance floor with the release HE
WANTS TO GET IT (THE REMIXES) available on iTunes & Amazon January
6, 2015. The music video can be seen on VEVO which premiered the same day
of her critically acclaimed concert at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live titled
Unplugged Series on July 19, 2014.
Trump announced his intent to nominate acting Solicitor General Noel Francisco
to permanently fill that position Tuesday night.
most recently hails from the law firm Jones Day, has been working on the
re-launch of the President's travel ban executive order. At Jones Day he
worked with Donald McGahn, the current White House counsel, and is one of
several Jones Day alumni currently serving in the Trump administration.
"Noel is an
incredibly gifted appellate advocate, I've worked with him a lot," said Mike
Carvin, who has worked with Francisco for many years at Jones Day. "He is
as easy to work with as he is persuasive to the courts., He can advance
controversial issues without annoying the other side and even people who
disagree with him in principal uniformly like him as a person."
The job of solicitor
general is one of the most coveted legal jobs in Washington. The so called
"S.G." stands in the ornate chamber and argues before the Supreme Court,
but he or she also plays a vital behind the scenes role of determining whether
the United States will appeal in thousands of cases each year.
The White House
made the announcement alongside several other administration posts, including
general counsel posts at the CIA and Department of Defense.
were Courtney Simmons Elwood for a top legal job at the CIA, Jeffrey Rosen
for the number two position at the Department of Transportation, John Sullivan
for general counsel at defense, Ajit Pai to the FCC and Tony Sayegh, Jr.
for assistant secretary for public affairs at the Treasury Department.
Both Rosen and
Sullivan were named to administration posts in former President George W.
Bush's administration, and the White House said Sayegh is a Fox News contributor
who has worked in professional politics.
in government for the bulk of the Bush administration, including as deputy
counsel under former Vice President Dick Cheney, and clerked for former Chief
Justice William H. Rehnquist, according to the biography page on the law
firm she works at.
former clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, has argued several times before the
high court as a private attorney. In 2016 he secured a victory for former
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a case concerning the scope of a federal bribery
He was initially
tapped to serve as Principal Deputy Solicitor General for the United States.
In January, sources said that Charles J. Cooper of Cooper Kirk and George
Conway, a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz who is also the husband
of Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway were the two front runners for the
top spot. Cooper -- a close friend of Attorney General Jeff Sessions -- later
withdrew his name from consideration.
choices for the solicitor general nomination were lawyers Christopher Landau
of Kirkland & Ellis and Kannon Shanmugam of Williams & Connolly.
raised in Oswego, New York and he graduated from the University of Chicago
and the University of Chicago Law School. He is a former clerk to Judge J.
Michael Luttig. The job of Solicitor General requires Senate confirmation.
Pai has been serving as acting chairman of the FCC since January, and the
announcement Tuesday night showed Trump's formal intention to make the move
permanent. He originally became a member of the FCC under former President
Barack Obama for one of the Republican positions on FCC leadership.
As a member
during the Obama administration, he voted against the agency's net neutrality
rules and has broken with the previous Democratic chairman of the FCC.
In a statement,
Pai said he was "deeply honored" to get a chance at a second term.
Lucas, MD, is a 1961 graduate of University of The East / Ramon Magsaysay
Memorial Medical Center. His wife, Lydia Arayata-Lucas, also an MD, was no
longer practicing but served as her husband's office manager.]
geezers from the Upper West Side kept countless junkies stoned for years
by turning the hubbys medical office into a pill mill for
prescription narcotics, authorities charged Tuesday.
Lucas, 77, and his office-manager wife, Lydia, 79, allegedly made millions
by peddling so many crooked prescriptions that the overflow crowds in their
waiting room forced them to relocate three times.
Lucas, who earned
his medical degree in the Philippines, treated the elderly and Medicaid patients
before turning to the far more lucrative racket of drug dealing in 2009,
Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan said.
worked with several major drug rings to write more than 23,600 prescriptions
for 3 million-plus tablets of the highly addictive painkiller oxycodone worth
more than $77 million on the streets.
Between 45 and
50 people who served as runners for the drug rings would routinely
pick up prescriptions each day, then get them filled at local pharmacies
and turn over the pills to the dealers, authorities said.
as the brains behind the operation, scheduling appointments,
maintaining files and collecting $120 in cash for each bogus script, Manhattan
prosecutor Ryan Sakacs said.
The couple allegedly
deposited about $500,000 in cash into various bank accounts between June
2013 and July 2014, and investigators seized more than $600,000 in cash from
a home they have in Scarsdale.
The couple lives
in a West 95th Street apartment, and also has other homes in Hawaii and Florida,
and are building a place in the Philippines, authorities said.
not guilty to conspiracy and drug charges in Manhattan Criminal Court, where
they were ordered held on $500,000 bond each and led off in handcuffs.
Liam Malanaphy said their family, which includes eight kids, would
scramble to come up with some bail to get them sprung.
215 W. 101st St., where Rogelio kept his latest office, said there were signs
his practice was shady.
all these handwritten notes all over his door that said Please do not
wait outside the door, one female tenant said. I thought
if my doctor had notes like that, I wouldnt want to see him.
Greenberg, 68, also said he complained to the cops because Rogelio would
send the doorman on frequent errands, leaving the building
unprotected. He was nasty, and I hope he serves some serious time,
CA / January 3, 2015 --- Josephine Roberto, also known as Banig
is ready to hit the dance floor with the release HE WANTS TO GET
IT (THE REMIXES) available on iTunes & Amazon January 6, 2015.
The music video can be seen on VEVO which premiered the same day of her
critically acclaimed concert at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live titled
Unplugged Series on July 19, 2014.
To Get It is a pure showcase of good ol dance music and
killer vocals with a catchy hook that takes us back to
the real essence of feel good music in the Pop/R&B/Dance industry that
everyones been longing for.
as a young child/teen singer, dubbed as the young Whitney, Mariah, Tina and
Janet, with her new single, He Wants To Get It, Josephine Roberto
proves that she has the potential to be one of the world's most promising
new divas in the industry, capturing a wider demographic. It features an
EDM remix by one of Nashvilles finest remixers, DJ Lenny B.
Known for his distinct, dance floor-prime, yet radio-friendly remixes, Lenny
Bs credits as a remixer and producer in electronic dance music put
him in good company with todays most chartable remixers. His credits
include LeAnn Rimes, Britney Spears, India.Arie, Natasha Bedingfield, Rihanna,
One Direction, The Fray and more.
Tribal Remix is the one to bring the bass to the dance floor. DJ
Gomi is an internationally acclaimed producer, songwriter and DJ
with remixing credits that include Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Janet Jackson,
Madonna, Whitney Houston, Maxwell, Tiesto, Three 6 Mafia, Celine Dion, and
Cyndi Lauper. He also produced and remixed Seasons of Love,
which became a dance floor classic along with his collaborations with Junior
Vasquez hits Straight Up by Chante Moore and Everything
by Misia. Other productions which have hit the top of the Billboard Chart
include Din da Da, and When You Talk of
Love performed by Patti Labelle and his notable dance remix of
Mariah Careys Heartbreaker.
Confessions Club ReMix is a super sexy electro house mix by one of LAs
up and coming female songwriter and producer JOJO. A synth-filled,
strictly bass driven track with overlapping dubs mixed with Josephines
intense vocal pipes and soulful adlibs. A sure party starter and teaser for
Banig Roberto won the International Star Search
competition representing the Philippines and she
graced memorable performances on several TV shows in the U.S. such as The
Arsenio Hall Show, Into the Night with Rick Dees, Maury Povich Show, Super
Dave Osborne Show, Good Day LA, just to name a few. She headlined major solo
concerts at landmark venues such as The Hollywood Palladium, Wiltern Theater,
Trump Taj Mahal and the list goes on and on. Her last 2 albums "Silent Whispers"
& "Josephine Roberto" were released in the U.S. and included 3 of her
singles "Boogie on the Dance Floor", "Walk" and her very 1st US released
Tagalog single "Igalaw Natin" all of which charted on trade publications
CMJ and DJ Times.
With all the
experience under her belt, she is more equipped in showing the world the
skills of what it really takes to be a world-class entertainer. It may be
a precarious challenge to break into the music industry nowadays, but with
her sass and spunk, vocals and moves, songwriting and producing abilities,
and powerhouse live performances, this could only mean that Josephine Roberto
is heading in the right direction. He Wants To Get It is steadily climbing
up the digital radio charts and peaked at #7 on the R&B/Hip Hop Airplay
Chart. It also made #5 Most Added on the CMJ Hip Hop & RPM charts along
with notable play from digital stations all over the US including 103.1 KISS
FM Houston, 96 FM THE BEAT Las Vegas, KDOM Tampa, KIJX FM St. Louis,
MEGA 95.5 FM Baltimore, PARTY 105.2 Greensboro, POWER 99 JAMZ Houston, REX
XM Los Angeles, STAR 95.7 San Francisco, V-100 FM Richmond, WILD 98 Dallas,
WVIB Birmingham and many more. The music video is being shown throughout
the world including VEVO, Video Box PC Music, Bowling Music Network,
BPM TV Toronto, CMC TV San Francisco, The Sound Chamber Denver, FIL-AM TV
Los Angeles and charted at #8 on the Pulse TV Network Pop & Dance Charts.
The video was also featured on Promo Onlys September Hits HD Edition
being shown throughout the US at retail stores, hotels and dance clubs. You
can download He Wants To Get It (The Remixes on iTunes, Amazon
and all other digital outlets available January 6, 2015. For the latest on
Josephine BANIG Roberto, please visit
You can also connect with her on social media via Facebook @banigonline,
Instagram @josephineroberto, Twitter @banigmusic, Youtube @banigonline.
Singer Pops Fernandez says
she sees nothing wrong with dating younger men because they are more
sure of themselves, more aggressive and most importantly, theyre
Pops, 46, admits
to have dated several guys younger than her, including former
ramp model and actor Brad Turvey. She dated Turvey in 2004, shortly after
the annulment of her marriage to singer-TV host Martin Nievera.
asked my sons opinion on this and they said its OK with them,
as long as Im happy, the singer tells the Inquirer.
Pops and Martin
have two sonsRobin, 26, and Ram, 23.
they (her children) ask questions, especially if they want to know more about
a particular guy Im with, she related. Unlike other kids,
theyre not too strict when it comes to how I dress. Theyre used
to it. Its normal to them. Sometimes they would even ask me tips on
what they should wear on their own dates.
She added that
her sons even like wearing outfits that match hers during their own dinner
Pops and Regine
Velasquez joined entertainment writers for lunch on Friday to promote the
repeat of Foursome, their Valentine concert with Martin and Ogie
Alcasid, to be held on March 16 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
whats great about being single is that you get to meet a lot
of people and you get to choose (who to hang out with).
She adds: I
never got to experience that when I was younger, having been raised by my
mom (Dulce Lucban), who was then so strict, and then getting married so young.
I might as well do it now.
The singer clarifies
that while she enjoys going out, she is not ready to fall in love again just
it will just happen. If I finally meet somebody who Im sure could take
care of me, then I could probably take our relationship to the next level.
Right now, Im not officially with anybody. I just like meeting different
Asked for the
qualities she looks for in a man, Pops replies: He has to understand
my situationI take care of two boysand of what Ive been
through in my marriage. The guy also has to accept that Im already
set in my ways and that Im independent. Of course, he has to be
kind-hearted just like me.
Pops also says
she prefers dating Filipino men, although people say Pinoys are big
She adds: I
have nothing against foreigners. Maybe I just havent met someone I
found interesting enough. Its just that their culture is very different
from ours. Its hard enough to adjust to the quirks of a Filipino guy,
more so to the culture of a foreigner.
daring and sexy cover photo on the mens magazine FHM in 2006 became
highly controversial, says she is still unprepared to be a grandmother.
has a girlfriend, but we dont joke about my being a lola because I
dont find it funny, she declares. However, we discuss marriage
sometimes. I told him its easy to get married, but you first have to
figure out whether or not youre ready to give up being single. I said,
Enjoy your life first. If your special someone really loves you, she
will wait until youre ready.
the Repeat will also feature Gary Valenciano as special guest performer.
MANILA - After waiting for
about half an hour, the jam-packed crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in
Quezon City was starting to get impatient, repeatedly calling out her name:
Jessica! Jessica! Jessica!
But the long
wait was worth it when American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez
emerged on stage in a silver mini dress singing her own version of
Cant take my eyes off of you.
It was her fellow
American Idol finalist Colton Dixon who opened her Valentines Day concert
at 8:30 p.m. last Thursday.
six songs that included Lifehouses Everything and Meant
to Love by Switchfoot.
15-minute front act ended, the lights went off, leaving the crowd in anticipation
of Sanchezs first number.
So when the
Filipino-Mexican of Idol fame finally appeared a little past
9 p.m. and did her opening song, eager anticipation was replaced by deafening
cheers and applause from the audience.
Manila! Sanchez told her screaming fans, who were unstoppable when
she gave her own version of Human nature, Love on top,
and Someone like you.
on stage to do a duet with Sanchez of Love the way you lie.
of the show was when Sanchez, this time clad in a white dress, sang
Ikaw popularized by megastar Sharon Cuneta.
The crowd went
wild and gave Sanchez a standing ovation after.
only got louder when she belted out Whitney Houstons I will always
love you and Jennifer Holidays And I am telling you.
a song to her dad, Dance with my father who she wished could
be here tonight.
finale was an upbeat song Fairy Tales.
you Manila! I love you so much! Happy Valentines Day. Mahal ko kayong
lahat. Thank you so much! she told the audience.
for her encore and sang another upbeat song, Jump in.
performance alone only took about an hour but she didnt fail her fans
who lined up outside the venue as early as 5 p.m.
a young girl exclaimed after the show.
a great! another fan said.
teacher, Juddielene Caceres, came all the way from San Pedro Laguna and took
a leave of absence just to watch her idol. She even brought her 17-year-old
student, Kimberly Malunes, whom she said looked like Sanchez.
could not afford to pay for an expensive seat close to the stage, Caceres
said they brought a binocular, which they also used when Sanchez first held
her first concert along with other American Idol finalists last year.
kapag general admission na pero ok lang worth it naman pag nandoon ka na,
she liked the singer even more when Sanchez replied to her tweet in May last
malapit na yung finale ng American Idol, nag tweet ako kay Jessica tapos
nag reply sya kaya lalo ko syang nagustuhan, she said.
napapansin ko yung mga heels nya ang gaganda Sabi ko how many heels do you
have..? Nagreply sya: I have a lot, thank you
crowd also included a 59-year-old employee, Anne, from Bulacan who was with
other family members to watch their idol.
at the concert were former Chief Justice Renato Corona and his wife, and
former Pagcor chairman Efraim Genuino.
Although Kim Chiu and Gerald
Anderson have parted ways some three years ago, it seems that his mother
remains a fan of their previous on-and-off-cam relationship.
Evangeline Opsima, revealed that some of Kim's gifts for Gerald when they
were still together are kept in their renovated home in General Santos. Among
these are a huge mirror in the living room, as well as a golf cart in the
garden, which the young actress bought for his 21st birthday.
toured Kris Aquino, Melai Cantiveros, and Jason Francisco around the wide-spaced
abode in the Wednesday episode of Kris TV. She also showed off
the red handbag which Kim gave the former on her birthday.
In a separate
interview, Gerald related that Mommy Vangie is very sentimental.
sa kanya yung mga bagay-bagay. Kunwari bibigyan mo siya ng isang regalo,
shell keep it for a long time, said he.
also treasures the Kimerald mug as well as the mattress which came from the
ex-lovers fans, and even a framed photo of a younger Kim and Gerald
together, put on display.
Asked if she
misses Kim, Mommy Vangie quickly replied, Oo naman.
related that Kim is no longer able to communicate with her.
sigurong nagbawal na Di na siya mag-reply. Siguro lang, di
ko lang alam, Mommy Vangie deemed.
also admitted to having met Maja Salvador, Kims estranged best friend
to whom Gerald is currently linked, two months ago.
akong alam pa don, Mommy Vangie added, apparently referring to
the real score between the two.
As for Sarah
Geronimo, whom Gerald courted prior, Mommy Vangie said she has met the Popstar
first movie nila and premiere, she curtly said.
Magkasama ang PEP.ph (Philippine
Entertainment Portal) at YES! magazine na dumalaw sa TV commercial
shoot ni Maja Salvador para sa isang telephone company kaninang tanghali,
January 22, sa Unitel Studios, Makati City.
inaayusan ang young actress at ngumiti ito bilang pagbati. After a quick
brunch, ay nagpaunlak na siya ng interview.
Kung bakit ayaw
nang magbigay pa ng pahayag si Maja Salvador sa sigalot nila ni Kim Chiu
dahil kay Gerald Anderson, ito ang paliwanag niya: Lalalaki pa kasi,
e, hindi matatapos. Ano na lang, Ill ask po for your ano 'wag
nang makisali. Tulungan n'yo kami na sana, in time, yung sitwasyon namin
at Instagram accounts si Maja, pero wala raw siyang Facebook. Kumusta siya
sa social networking world?
At dahil nga
sa ipinost niyang picture kamakailan sa Instagram, kung saan nandoon si Gerald
Anderson kasama ang ilan pang kamag-anak at kaibigan ni Maja, ay nagbunga
ito ng iba't ibang reaksiyon.
umpisa, pero may mga araw may mga pagkakataon na parang hindi rin maganda,"
papa'no, kung may mabasa man ako, o kami na negative, o kung anuman yung
nasabi na sobra ka nilang i-judge, or sobra ka nilang kilala na hindi naman
talaga, parang ang hirap non, di ba?
na may ganong mga sinasabi, siyempre tao din naman kami, kahit
minsan kailangan mo rin piliin kung talaga bang papayag kang magbasa ng mga
comments or mag-post ka ng mga posts.
Paano niya ito
walang gatol niyang sagot.
niya ang bashers, o bina-block?
hindi hindi ako nagba-block.
ganon. E, kailangan nating respetuhin yung mga taong ganon...
kung ano yung gusto nilang i-comment. Sila yun, e."
Dahil dito ay
hindi na lang daw siya nagbabasa ng kahit na anong comment.
na. Posts lang ako. I love you, lambing niyang iwas sa maaari pang
itanong ng PEP at YES! itanong.
LIFE OR LIFE IMITATES ART? Sinasabing parallel o parang akma sa totoong buhay
ang hidwaan ng karakter nila ni Kim Chiu bilang si Celyn at si Maja bilang
si Margaux sa Ina Kapatid Anak.